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The Australian disability income support system generates categories on the basis of 'ableness' as a condition of citizenship.
When seclusion is the sole cognizable interest at stake, the physical intrusiveness of the search governs its reason ableness. (228) Taking a few hair clippings from a suspect in custody, for example, intrudes only minimally upon her seclusion.
However, the mid-size oval also includes small ovals that represent multiple cultural factors such as race, ethnicity/nationality, language, gender, religion, ableness, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class.
From this starting point, she moves on to explore differences of race and class, gender and ableness.
One conception is that for reasons of social justice and equal opportunity for social mobility, the same learning outcomes are expected for students who differ along many dimensions, such as race, culture, gender, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and ableness (Kohl, 1996).
I had also learned that there is a perverse illogic to the norms and practices of ableness that govern our work environments in which privileges associated with being able-bodied, such as being assumed to be a productive worker who "belongs" in the workplace, are lived as taken-forgranted entitlements of "normality" and discriminatory acts toward those unable to approximate able norms are re-represented as fair, impartial and appropriate treatment.
They describe how professional learning communities can explore and assess their knowledge about the diversity of their communities; recognize cultural assumptions about race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation and identity, faith, and ableness; and become more informed to be more effective educators.
On the other hand, the depiction of the male as weak, frail and suffering--in itself contrary to the idealized image of the medieval male as strong and sovereign in body and mind--appears amplified where the man's vulnerability and weakness are contrasted with the strength and ableness of the female healer.
By this I suggest that gender oppression is often viewed as a non-issue in society by many men and women whose consciousness have been shaped by Western individualism; that oppression of women is somehow no longer a cause for worry, and in fact, is less apt to occur than other oppressions related to race, class, or ableness. It is more efficient to lump all oppressive intersections under the guise of an equity discourse that detracts attention from any one type of oppression.
This includes but is not limited to one's racial/ethnic/cultural background, gender, socioeconomic class standing, age, sexual orientation, and physical/mental ableness, to name a few.